Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves burgled a charity warehouse in the middle of last night.
Between 4pm on Sunday afternoon and the early hours of this morning (November 5), the thieves forced entry into the Dougie Mac warehouse on Federation Road industrial estate in Burslem.
They then went on to damage stock and equipment before fleeing with money found inside the warehouse.
Dougie Mac’s Head of Charity Trading, Liz Clarke, said: “We are all reeling and in disbelief that anyone could be so heartless and immoral as to steal from a local charity that strives to provide care to local families when they need it most.
“To think that in our midst we have people who would want to destroy property that is part of a charity shop is beyond comprehension.
“A quarter of our income is raised from our charity shop chain and without them, many of our care services would unfortunately not exist.”
The Dougie Mac Hospice provide help to patients with life-limiting illnesses throughout North Staffordshire.
The charity has 20 shops across North Staffordshire which help raise funds to help support the services they provide.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 121 of 5 November.